Louisiana medical marijuana card or renewal

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How it works

How to get a Louisiana medical marijuana card or renewal certification

Step 1

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with a state-certified medical marijuana doctor.

Appointments are completed online via webcam or telephone call.

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Step 2

Join your MMJ appointment

Log into your account from a mobile device or desktop and join your webcam appointment with an MMJ doctor.

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Step 3

Access a Louisiana medical marijuana dispensary

Note that there are no medical marijuana cards issued. Your selected medical dispensary of choice will be confirmed by our MMJ doctor that you are an eligible patient and you just need to show a regular ID to purchase.

Patients are not required to join a state registry. Louisiana MMJ certifications are valid for one year from the issue date.

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Have a question? We have answers.

Our team of medical marijuana researchers and medical cannabis doctors have compiled a list of questions and answers. Commonly asked Louisiana medical marijuana card and renewal questions can be found here.

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  • Region 1 Metropolitan: H&W Drug Store, Inc.
  • Region 2 Capitol: Capitol Wellness Solutions, LLC
  • Region 3 Teche: Green Leaf Dispensary, LLC
  • Region 4 Acadian – The Apothecary
  • Region 5 Southwest: Medicis, LLC
  • Region 6 Central: The Medicine Cabinet Pharmacy, LLC
  • Region 7 Northwest: Hope Pharmacy, LLC
  • Region 8 Northeast: Delta Medmar, LLC
  • Region 9 Southeast: Willow Pharmacy, LLC

You are able to choose the pharmacy you would like to enroll in after you receive the Louisiana MMJ doctor’s certification.

The nine regions and their associated parishes are:

  • Acadian: Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes.

Alzheimer’s disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
Chronic Pain
Crohn’s Disease
Hospice or palliative care
Huntington’s Disease
Intractable Pain
Lewy-body dementia
Motor-neuron disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Muscular Dystrophy
Parkinson’s Disease
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Seizure disorders
Severe muscle spasm
Spinal muscular atrophy
Traumatic brain injury
Any debilitating condition if a physician believes a patient will benefit

There is no state registration fee. The total out of pocket fee for the doctor’s evaluation and certification processing is $149.99.


First and foremost, patients must schedule an appointment to complete the medical marijuana doctor’s evaluation online or over the telephone at the appointment time.

Next, the patient will review the 9 pharmacy locations and select a location they would like to enroll in.

Finally, the doctor will fax the certification to the pharmacy location of your choice allowing you to access the pharmacy and purchase your medical marijuana.


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Our process for obtaining a Louisiana medical marijuana card recommendation was designed with you in mind. If you do not obtain a medical marijuana card recommendation after your virtual appointment, you will receive a full refund!

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Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card Legislation

In 1991 Louisiana legalized medical marijuana with Act No. 874. Unfortunately, the Act used the word “prescribe” which is disallowed by the Federal government since marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug. This made doctors a target for federal law enforcement while stating no allowances for selling or possessing medical marijuana.

In 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed SB 271, creating a medical marijuana program, and being the first state in the deep south to create such a legalized program. The bill replaced the “prescribe” legalese from the 1991 medical marijuana Act No 874. SB 271 specifies that medical marijuana must be provided in process, non-smokable forms and distributed to patients through up to 10 pharmacies. LSU and Southern University were the first to become licensed marijuana production centers for the state, while allowing for one additional producer to be licensed.

In June 2018, HB 579 and HB 627 were signed, expanding the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana while also pushing LSU and Southern University to conduct research on the medical value of marijuana.

In 2018, the Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners eliminated the 100 patient-maximum rule per licensed doctors under the state’s medical marijuana program. The board also removed a restriction that required patients to revisit their doctor every 9-days to renew orders for medical marijuana products.

In 2020, Louisiana passed HB 211 to protect banks and physicians, HB 418 to protect hospitals from marijuana-relation prosecution and HB 819 which further expanded the list of qualifying conditions to nearly any condition where a licensed physician believes that a patient may benefit from medical marijuana.

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Card Cultivation & Possession Laws

Patients and caregivers may possess up to a one-month supply of medical marijuana, determined by their physician. Cultivation of marijuana is illegal in Louisiana, as medical marijuana is only legal in non-smokable forms.

How to get a Louisiana Medical Cannabis Card Online

The process to apply for a Louisiana medical marijuana certification is pretty simple. There are two steps involved. First and foremost, Louisiana patients must schedule the online evaluation at MMJ.com to receive the LA medical marijuana doctor’s approval. Next, the patient will select a Louisiana medical marijuana pharmacy to enroll in. There are currently 10 active Louisiana medical marijuana pharmacies. After the patient selects the pharmacy, the Louisiana medical marijuana doctor will fax the prescription to the pharmacy to enroll the patient in the Louisiana medical marijuana program. The Louisiana medical marijuana pharmacy will then reach out directly to the patient and notify that they are able to visit the pharmacy and complete their medical marijuana purchase.

How to renew a Louisiana Medical Cannabis Card Online

The process to renew a Louisiana medical cannabis certification is pretty simple, it is basically the same process as the initial medical marijuana certification. First, Louisiana MMJ card patients must schedule the online evaluation at MMJ.com to receive the Louisiana medical marijuana doctor’s approval. Next, the MMJ patient will tell the doctor which pharmacy to submit the new 12 month Louisiana medical marijuana prescription. The Louisiana medical marijuana patient will then receive another 12 months of access to the Louisiana cannabis pharmacy of their choice.

Do I need a Louisiana medical marijuana card?

Here are a few of the many reasons to become a state registered Louisiana medical marijuana card holder.

Medical Marijuana Card

Sales tax range from 0-5% in most MMJ states

Higher possession limits

Access to more dispensaries

Supervision of a medical doctor

Recreational Marijuana

Sales tax as high as 37%

Restricted possession limits

Access to less dispensaries

No medical supervision